SCI-TECH – 3

Jun 06
In many countries outside Japan, Hitachi is best known as a maker of TVs, PCs, and other consumer electronics. However, the company is actually involved in a wide variety of electrical and mechanical engineering endeavors, including manufacturing and installing elevators. (Japan Today)

Jun 06
A 14-year-old boy from Osaka, western Japan, has been arrested for allegedly creating a type of computer virus called “ransomware.” (NHK)

Jun 06
A rock collected in 1965 by a then high school student in the city of Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, part of the Chugoku region of western Japan, has been confirmed to be a dinosaur egg fossil, the city and the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum said Monday. (Jiji)

Jun 01
The launch of a rocket carrying a satellite that’s part of Japan’s version of a global positioning system was a success. (NHK)

Jun 01
A blobfish, a deep-sea blob sculpin fish dubbed the world’s ugliest animal, has been put on display at an aquarium in Fukushima Prefecture. (Japan Times)

Jun 01
The average concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit record highs at all observation points in Japan in 2016, the Meteorological Agency said Wednesday, underscoring the continuing upward trend in levels of the global warming-causing greenhouse gas. (Japan Times)

May 30
A collaboration between U.S. company Google Inc. and university students in Kyoto has created a website to introduce Japan’s craftworks to the world. (the-japan-news.com)

May 30
A Japanese rock guitarist has demonstrated a practical use for fuel cells at a concert at Budokan in Tokyo. (NHK)

May 30
Japan has a sex problem. The country’s birthrate is shrinking year after year, to the point where deaths are outpacing births. Simply put, Japan’s population is decreasing. (businessinsider.com)

May 29
Billed as a domestically developed version of the Global Positioning System, the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) Michibiki No. 2 satellite will be launched on Thursday from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture. (the-japan-news.com)